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Israel hits Hamas targets as Gaza militants fire rockets

Sep. 13, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday while Palestinian militants launched rockets into Israel in the third consecutive night of fighting between the sides. The violence took place shortly before Israel's prime...

Israel says it intercepts rocket launched from Gaza

Sep. 12, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants launched a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, the Israeli military said, adding that the rocket was intercepted. The launch came at a time of heightened tensions following an escape by six Palestinian militants...

Israel arrests 4 Palestinian fugitives who escaped prison

Sep. 11, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Saturday said they have arrested four of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week — including a famed militant leader whose exploits over the years have made him a well-known figure in Israel. Late on...

Israel strikes Gaza as Palestinians celebrate prison break

Sep. 07, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on what it said was a militant site in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israel in support of six Palestinian prisoners who had escaped from an Israeli prison the day before. ...

Myanmar says Rohingya minority will get COVID-19 vaccine

Aug. 27, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A spokesman for Myanmar’s military-installed government said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines will be given to members of the country’s persecuted Rohingya ethnic group. The Muslim minority was the target of a fierce counter-insurgency campaign in 2017...

Ethiopian rights group: 150 reported dead in alleged attack

Aug. 26, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says it has received reports from residents that some 150 people were killed earlier this month in an alleged attack by the Oromo Liberation Army, which the government declared a terrorist group this year. A...

The deepening costs of 4 Gaza wars in 13 years, in 4 charts

Aug. 25, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

The latest war between Hamas and Israel followed a familiar – and troubling – pattern: Palestinian rocket fire, devastating Israeli airstrikes; a mounting loss of life and appeals for the “senseless cycle” to end. Left behind after each war in 2008-09, 2012, 2014...

Through four wars, toll mounts on a Gaza neighborhood

Aug. 25, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The electricity is out again tonight in what’s left of Zaki and Jawaher Nassir’s neighborhood. But from the shell of their sitting room, its wall blown open by Israeli missiles, twilight and a neighbor’s fire are enough to see by. ...

Gazans launch incendiary balloons into Israel after strikes

Aug. 24, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas-backed Palestinian activists on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip launched a new wave of incendiary balloons into Israel, further raising tensions after a night of Israeli airstrikes on the seaside territory. The enemy sides this week have...

Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law

Aug. 23, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes that demolished four high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip during the war in May apparently violated international laws of war, a leading international human rights group said Monday, calling on the Israeli military to produce evidence justifying the...